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GWAR has been touring the world for 25 years, leaving concertgoers with clothing soaked in blood and other bodily fluids (fake, of course). They murder monsters onstage, sacrifice celebrities and politicians, and encourage their fans to beat the holy hell out of each other. That's all well and good, but what really concerned me as a gaming journalist was whether or not they'd ever be able to experience Kinect for Xbox 360. Considering that they are alien creatures that are constantly adorned with spikes, gladiator gear, and codpieces made out of alien sea creatures (yes, that's what that thing is), I wasn't sure if Kinect's technology would be able to sense them. There was only one way to find out, so I invited them to our office.
To the horror of pretty much everyone else that works at Game Informer, lead singer Oderus Urungus and bassist Beefcake the Mighty wasted no time in accepting my invitation. In an effort to answer my question, I placed them in front of Kinect to see if they could enjoy a game of Dance Central like the rest of us.
Check out the video below to see the Kinect test as well as an impromptu office tour/invasion.
Thanks to David Schulte from CTV for his help shooting this video. Our video pro Ben Hanson was out of town and Dave stepped up to help make this happen.
WARNING: This is GWAR we're talking about. They are offensive, rude, immature, and pretty *** gross. You've been warned. Not intended for viewers under the age of 18.
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